A09 - Kick off the project

This management activity belongs to the Project Initiation group. This group of activities are run at the beginning to prepare us for the project.

If the project has been approved in A08, it’s time for the customer and supplier stakeholders to get together and start the project with a kick-off event.

It’s best to spend a full day for the kick-off event, preferably somewhere outside the organization. The project manager and the rest of the management team members (if any) should facilitate the event and make sure that it’s a pleasant experience for everyone.

Purpose

This meeting has the following main purposes:

Common pitfalls

Make sure the kick-off event is not a dry, boring meeting that only goes through the details of the project, but rather is a pleasant experience aimed at team-building.

Principles

The following principles play a significant role in this management activity:


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Introduction

A - Project Initiation

B - Monthly Initiation

C - Weekly Management

D - Daily Management

E - Monthly Closure

F - Project Closure

G - Post-Project Management



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